Entertainment Why I always start discussions - and love it
'Love Island' Host Arielle Vandenberg on Season 2's Move to Vegas and New Twists (Exclusive)
Goodbye, Fiji! Hello, Las Vegas! Here's the scoop on all the changes for the new season of CBS' dating show."I love Vegas for this show because of the fact that there's so much energy here," host Arielle Vandenberg tells ET's Lauren Zima of the location switch. "It's a perfect place and I’m so excited it's here because the lights, the energy, the vibe, it just feels very Love Island-y even though we're not on an island.
Call me a pain in the ass, overly emotional or "pain in the ass". But let's discuss it please. People like to say: "Well, let it be." Or: "Hold back". But no, there are simply topics where you shouldn't be silent […]
Call me a pain in the ass, overly emotional or "pain in the ass". But let's discuss it please. People like to say: "Well, let it be." Or: "Hold back". But no, there are just issues where you shouldn't be silent and not hold back. As unnecessary as a discussion may seem at first glance, the result can be just as wonderful. So this is an overly emotional declaration of love for discussions.
It is said that discussions with people who share the same opinion don't really help. After all, it doesn't give you any other insights and somehow makes life easy for yourself. But if you do exactly the opposite and discuss with people who have a completely different opinion, then that shouldn't be good either. Especially when you sometimes deliberately seek the discussions. When you know from the start that the discussion might end in a little argument that can only be resolved with a cold (non-alcoholic) beer.
Chadwick Boseman recalled being fired from a TV show after questioning the racial stereotypes of his role
In a graduation speech at Howard University, Chadwick Boseman revealed he was hired to play a young black man with a violent streak and absent parents early in his career.Boseman died on Friday, August 28, after a four year battle with colon cancer, which he was suffering from when the speech was made.
There has to be a discussion about racism or feminism
But it is precisely these discussions that are so wonderful! Especially with people who know from the start that they have not yet dealt with the topic in detail. The arguments are then not necessarily based on facts, but on: “I read it on Facebook.” And: “But I feel that way and that.” Wonderful. And no, this is not about topics that leave room for different opinions. This is about good old human rights. So discussions about racism,and sustainability. In these subject areas there is no place for “Well, I experienced it very differently.”
One is constantly advised against such so-called fundamental discussions. Especially with friends, within a relationship or, even worse, at the family dining table. There are probably tons of advice out there that warn you against this. And yes of course, the discussions can be exhausting and maybe unnecessary. But hey, if you're having fun arguing a little, what's the problem? Because sometimes silence is more harmful than a discussion.
The iPad’s Handwriting Recognition Shows How Apple Does Machine Learning
We asked Apple’s Craig Federighi how you teach software to read anyone’s scrawl.The more intuitive a task is for humans, generally, the harder it is for artificial intelligence. Think of when Alexa can’t hear your commands, or when your spam filter traps an important email. A computer’s ability to read handwriting, then translate it into letters and numbers it can understand, has been a challenge going back decades. Think of the hit-or-miss capabilities of the Windows Transcriber in the early 2000s, or the PalmPilot in the late ’90s. Handwriting is so nuanced that just analyzing a static letter’s shape doesn’t work.
No discussion is hopeless
Especially when it comes to those topics that we should argue about with certain people from time to time. I'm just not quiet when a person insists on saying the N-word just because they are a family member or because a bestselling guide wants to make me know that this discussion is useless. Because that is exactly the crux of the matter.
I am firmly convinced that such discussions can lead to somethingConvincing facts Well, sometimes the evening seems dirty and sometimes the big elephant in the room can no longer be scared away. But then again, I might have got the other person to look at the subject again. With this one topic that ruined the evening so thoroughly and about which I spoke so convincingly and aggressively. Maybe the person finally comes to grips with the facts and next time we will no longer discuss whether human rights are good, but rather how we could implement them.
Somebody once said to me: "If you argue so aggressively, you trigger exactly the opposite in the other person." I think that's wrong. Or at least I have. Namely, that the next time the person will discuss me with facts in the ground. Because damn it, yeah: let's discuss it!
Follow ZEITjUNG on, and !
image sources: Pexels; CCO license
K-Pop Superstars BLACKPINK Open Up About Their Bond as 'Sisters' and Reveal Their Perfect Day Off .
"We're just four girls from Korea, and it's unbelievable how much support people are giving us," the group tells PEOPLE as they celebrate the release of their debut album and upcoming Netflix documentary While celebrating the release of their debut album, fittingly titled The Album, and gearing up for their first Netflix documentary, the Korean girl group tell PEOPLE they couldn't be more grateful for their massive success. "We want to thank our fans for how far we've come and for how much we've received," Jennie says.